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Lowell
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Post Number: 2203
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

:-)

Welcome Home Jerome Bettis.
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Audible_nectar
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What a great story.

I would guess that two thirds of Ford Field will be rooting for the Steelers. Not just because he's local - but because those Steeler fans are rabid, too. It'll be just like Jax, except substitute the flood of green for black and gold.

For that week, Detroit will be Steeler Nation. I hope Detroit is ready:-)
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Sharmaal
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 8:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is great! Alot of Average Joes coming into town! Best part about it is that the climate in Pittsburgh isn't too different than ours here. Let's hope for some snow now! Anybody see the Cartoon of Kwame praying for snow in the Sunday Paper?
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Ddmoore54
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 8:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's to one working class city welcoming another.
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Evelethcdenver
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 8:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lets not forget about Larry Foote, the former Michigan Wolverine and Detroit Pershing football star. Who also plays for the Steelers.
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Funkycarrie
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 8:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HOLY SHIT my SuperBowl excitement just elevated
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Smogboy
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 9:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess what makes this a feel good story is that Jerome Bettis is on his way out the door after an amazing Hall of Fame career and he really wants to come home to do it. And he still comes home to do all sorts of charitable things for the community. Bravo to Jerome Bettis. We need more professional sports athletes like him.
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Supersport
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 9:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did ya'll see the sign on tv? "Detroit recalls bus #36." I thought that was awesome!
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Kathleen
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 10:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Woo-hoo!!! What a terrific game for the Steelers!! I am really happy for Jerome Bettis, not to mention Larry Foot!! And isn't great for the city that we will have some real hometown people to root for!!
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Darwinism
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 10:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is no doubt Ford Field will be filled with Steelers fans.

Aside from Bettis from McKenzie High and Foote from Pershing High in Detroit, QB Roethlisberger is from the Findlay area just about 30 minutes south of Toledo. I am going to root for the AFC team too.
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Shark
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 11:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And let's not forget former Lion Jeff Hartings.
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Broken_main
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Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 11:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like Detroit has turned into an AFC city!!!!
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Douglasm
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Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 12:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nah, I think the guy with the endzone sign at Quest Field said it all.....

DETROIT HAWK CITY!!

It's OUR turn. GO SEAHAWKS!!
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Ray1936
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Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 12:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Man, I'm torn on this one. Pittsburgh and Detroit are rust cities, so I can really pull for the Steelers. But three recent trips to Seattle have me in love with that beautiful city. I guess I'll just enjoy the game and be happy for whoever does win it. :-)
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 1:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Go Steelers.

If it were Denver v. Seattle and NOT in Detroit, I would not have even watched this Super Bowl. But thankfully it is the Bus, and Larry Foote, and Pittsburgh, in Detroit. Should be fun.
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Douglasm
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Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 5:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, Mackinaw....
....if it were Denver v. Seattle, there would have been blood in the streets. Talk about 2 teams that absolutely hate each other from back when the Hawks were an AFC team. We hold the Broncos out here on a par with the Raiders.
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Darwinism
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 1:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A wonderful write-up about Jerome Bettis in the Free Press:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=2006601240305

Especially the following excerpts:

"Pat Jenkins, Bettis' physics teacher, said his parents did an excellent job keeping him on the right path."

"He was at practice every day and worked hard," Richmond said. "He was always a nice kid and never gave you a problem."

DPS and DPD should really take this wonderful opportunity to preach harder to more city kids about role models such as Jerome Bettis.

(Message edited by darwinism on January 24, 2006)
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Jjaba
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 3:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Darwinism, jjaba is not sure where your "inner city" is, but it sure as hell isn't in the Mackenzie High School District. Wyoming and West Chicago, on the Westside of Detroit, is far away from anything "inner city". Infact, the school's district borders the suburb of Dearborn.

Jerome Bettis comes from a solid neighborhood of families. His family is hardly "inner city" and his place on the school's National Honor Society is hardly "inner city."

jjaba went to Cass Tech. High School near downtown. Maybe that's "inner city" to you. So jjaba is "inner city," eh?

This site is about accuracy and knowledge about Detroit. Let's not paint the whole city as some kinda "inner city" jungle.

Take a tour sometime and learn about Detroit.
Ride around Mackenzie HS and see for your own self.

jjaba, Proudly Westside. Tells it like it tis.
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Matt_the_deuce
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 3:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In 85 degree weather...
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Darwinism
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jjaba: I was referring to Detroit city limits, as opposed to 'outer-city' or Metro area. Believe me, I have traveled through 75-85% of the streets of Detroit and would not paint the whole city as being a 'jungle' at all because that is just not the case.
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Zulu_warrior
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 5:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think the coolest thing is that Charlie Batch will get a ring if the Steelers win.

How's that for Irony....
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 5:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Douglasm, I actually did not know that.

I will say that I'm happier it's Seattle and not Carolina, just for the sake of really interesting offensive v. defensive matchups.

Bettis being from Detroit (and an awesome guy in general) almost outweighs the fact that he went to Notre Dame...he's really helping me get on the Pitt bandwagon.
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Skulker
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 5:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

I think the coolest thing is that Charlie Batch will get a ring if the Steelers win.

How's that for Irony....




I think I now have a hernia I laughed so hard at that one......
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Jjaba
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 9:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba, laughing while Skulker gets his hernia repaired.

Darwinism, jjaba repents. When he was growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, "inner city" was a reference to slums. Thanks for the clarification.
Glad you know Detroit as well as most on this Forum.

Matt, jjaba has returned to the Westside. But the sunshine and 85 was mighty nice on the Boca Chica Beach down in the DR.
jjaba.
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Broken_main
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 9:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jjaba... Tell me this wise one...What is the definition of inner city??

Just wondering for I grew up and i live in this same neighborhood(Mackenzie area) for some 37 years of my life...its looks inner city to me.
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Jjaba
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"Inner City" has always referred to the down and out part of town. That's hardly Mackenzie school district.

That's how jjaba learned it.

People who come up in the inner city experience public housing, broken families, crime, violence, growing up hard.

jjaba
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Broken_main
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 4:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, its pretty much like that now in the neighborhood minus the public housing.

Crime, violence and an icredible number of broken families do live in the area.

I understand your point though because there are areas in the District that run through the Aviation Sub and they are more well off than the rest of the neighborhood.

Thanks for the response

Broken_main on the Joy Road bus
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One4dathumb
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 4:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey all, how are Yinz doing and nat????????

No we dont all talk like that, but some of the older old school folks do, so dont be surprized.

I have been reading these posts and finally got an account.

Because here we come......
Steeler Nation is upon your town.

Since the Monday following the Denver Massacre, not a hotel room within 60 miles, no tickets under 3k, and you caoud not even rent an RV in a 4 hour radius.

Most of these posts are right on, I know people who have rented 3, 50 passenger buses and guess what....they dont even have tickets. They are recerving tables at sports bars such as the Spectatium in nearby Troy, MI.

Luckily I called a RV rental place in Cleveland, yes Cleveland. The clerk just got off the phone with a guy whose wife was not letting him go to the game, so I luckily got to rent his 25' RV. He also said that he has been directing people to a Rental place in Cinci.

So 6 of us are driving to Cleveland, picking up the RV and heading to Detroit. I have been looking for a place top go and watch the game, hopefully reserving a table, but I am clueless as where to go.

So ia am asking you guys for some advice.......

First is there anywhere to park a 25' RV in Detroit, hopefully around all the action?

Second, Where is there a cool place for a bunch of 27-30 yo single guys/chicks to hang out and watch the games?

9 out of 10 people in Detroit will be in Black and Gold. Go Steelers!!!!

Any advice is appreciated.

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